A New Series of Celebrity Birth Webisodes Begins Now on My Best Birth!
Following up our popular webisode series featuring Laila Ali and Alyson Hannigan, we are excited to bring you exclusive excerpts from the birth story of actress Kellie Martin, who has appeared in numerous popular shows, including "ER," "Law and Order," and "Grey's Anatomy." Ricki interviewed Kellie about her amazing birth journey and we are thrilled to share it with you on My Best Birth! Click here to watch now!
Ricki Lake Attends Birth Center Open House
The Sanctuary Birth and Family Wellness Center in Los Angeles hosted an open house and tour on August 8. Ricki was one of over 80 people who attended and had the opportunity to view the luxurious new water birth suite, located in Mar Vista. The suite offers a beautiful, clean, and peaceful environment to give birth in with The Sanctuary's experienced California Licensed Midwives attending. The Zen Birth Suite includes a private room with a large birthing tub, a lounge, a full kitchen and all the amenities of a fine hotel, with all necessary medical equipment and supplies in the birth room to ensure a safe and secure delivery for both mothers and babies. Sounds amazing! For more information on The Sanctuary, check out their website .
You Could Win A Glamourmom Nursing Tank!
Need to stock up on some new mom essentials? In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding awareness Month, Glamourmom is sponsoring a 'Buy one, Give one' for the month of August! Enter to win this adorable Glamourmom nursing tank! Please email your first and last name, mailing address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Glamourmom" in the subject line. Giving is Glamourous!
MBB Member Julie Matthews Offers Online Classes
Julie Matthews is a homebirth mama and nutritionist specializing in healthy kids and families (her baby girl is 5 months old!). She's a former dot-comer who's become world-renowned for her work with autism nutrition and healthy pregnancy. Learn more about Julie and her upcoming online classes: Nutrition for Pregnancy and Nutrition for Busy Moms.
A New Bill to Reform Maternity Care
For those of you that wonder what you can do to help improve maternity services, the time has come. CA Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard is introducing a bill: Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services for the 21st Century Act of 2010. The purpose of this legislation is to improve maternal health outcomes in the United States by harnessing the best evidence in maternity care delivery.
Please click here to read more about this bill and find out what you can do to help.
A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Sponsor
With the national cesarean birth rate climbing at a staggering pace, Birthrisk.com introduces online software tools designed to inform you of your chances of a cesarean delivery during labor. Developed by an obstetrician, Birthrisk presents a simple web-based data entry system for pregnant women. This is an important issue appearing in today's healthcare headlines. Please click the link to check out Birthrisk.com .
Our Featured Member This Month is Kathryn Beck!
Kathryn Beck is a Certified Hypnotist, Hypnosis for Fertility Consultant, HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator and Reiki Master Teacher. She had a flourishing practice in New York City for four years before her husband's job took her to Marseilles, France. Now back in the states, she is starting up her hypnosis and HypnoBirthing practice in Bloomington, IN. Check out her blog post onhypnosis, birthing, and the power of the mind.
Our "Born Free" Moby Wraps and Blankets Make Great Gifts!
Next time you need to buy a baby shower gift, support My Best Birth by purchasing one of our exclusive "Born Free" Butterfly Moby Wraps. Designed by San Francisco artist Tracy Ginsberg, these wraps not only look fabulous and are super comfortable, but they also help fund our online advocacy and outreach.
Your Best Birth
YOUR BEST BIRTH is an empowering childbirth guide packed with crucial advice from medical professionals, delivered in a down-to-earth, engaging, and honest voice. Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein reevaluate the pregnancy process, renew expectant mothers' confidence, and place the control back where it belongs: with parents-to-be.